Teachers to be paid $12K to recruit and manage students under government program with WE Charity | CBC News
A key piece of a much-scrutinized $900-million program to get youth working in the community will also pay teachers $12,000 each to recruit and mentor students over the summer.
The Canada Student Service Grant program, which pays students and recent graduates to work with community organizations across the country, has come under new scrutiny after it was revealed the WE Charity was selected by the federal government as the only group able to administer the program. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family have appeared multiple times at WE events.
The decision to pay teachers to recruit and manage their own students — even for an opportunity that would financially benefit the students — has surprised some.
“We don’t have all of the details, but certainly this is not common…